Refugee Support

Imagine being homeless in a country where you don’t even know the language. Through Welcome Home, Ray of Hope provides short-term housing and support to newly arrived refugees from every ethnic and religious background. Read Noelia’s story

Welcome Home Refugee House

In 2015, Ray of Hope adopted Welcome Home as a permanent part of its ministry. In our Refugee House, which opened in September 2016, we provide a safe home for families and individuals during their first year in Canada. We partner with churches and local agencies to provide emotional and spiritual support, health care, English language training, advocacy, and more.

Ultimately, our goal is to provide the support and skills that will enable refugees to lead healthy and productive lives, whether they remain in Canada or are forced to return to their home country.

*Note that we do not engage in overseas refugee sponsorship and are not able to reply to inquiries from overseas related to refugee sponsorship.

How You Can Help

We welcome volunteers who would like to walk alongside refugees as they adjust to life in Canada and we have many opportunities for both groups and individuals. Other opportunities to help include:

Adopt-A-Room program
Through this program, churches, small groups, or families can:

Welcome Home Internship

The Welcome Home Interns:

Read “Living with & Learning About Refugees”, to hear from two of our interns about their experience.

To learn more about our refugee housing program, please contact us at 1-519-340-0570